Leeds dental team to give advice for National Smile Month

765The UK’s biggest oral health campaign, National Smile Month, begins on Monday 18 May.

To raise awareness of the importance of looking after your teeth and maintaining a healthy mouth, the Dental team from Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust will be out and about across the city promoting the campaign.

The Dental team will be at the following locations during the month long campaign giving advice and free dental hygiene products:

Kathy Fox, Dental team leader, said: “Each year the National Smile Month campaign grows bigger but it is important that we continue to spread the messages around oral health. We still need to educate many adults, as well as children, on the ways to keep your teeth and mouth healthy.”

National Smile Month promotes three key messages that everyone can follow:

Find out more about the campaign, which runs until Thursday 18 June, atwww.nationalsmilemonth.org

 

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For media enquiries please contact:

Sarah Elwell

Communications Officer

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Tel: 0113 220 8514

Email: sarahelwell@nhs.net

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Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust provides a range of community services in Leeds for adults and children including community nursing, health visiting, physiotherapy, community dentistry, primary care mental health, smoking cessation and sexual health services. Visit www.leedscommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk for more information.

The Community Dental Service is a referral only service which provides NHS dental care for children and adults who have dental treatment needs which cannot be met in a general dental practice.